The water-soluble part of meat that is mainly responsible for its flavour. Commercially it is made during the manufacture of corned beef (see beef, corned); chopped meat is immersed in boiling water, when the water-soluble extractives are partially leached out, then concentrated. Rich in vitamins B1, B12, niacin, and potassium. A powerful oral stimulant of gastric acid secretion.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.